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Marine Science News

Issue 6

Marine Science News

The University of Texas at Austin

Marine Science Institute Activities and Events

Credit: Jace Tunnell, UTMSI

4th Quarter 2015


Administrative Services Discovery Fellowship The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) initiated a new Discovery Fellowship in Marine Science. This highly selective doctoral studies fellowship will support an exceptional student with full tuition, competitive salary, fringe benefits, and subsidized housing for five years. The application process has just ended and the fellowship will begin in the 2016 school year.

the most respected scientific journals

Master Chief); scariest, Bepo Uljevic

in the world. Dr. Liu is a blossoming

(Ninja); and most creative, Chloe

leader in the chemistry of oil, and his

Converse (Old lady). The winners of

results are well sought after in the

the kid-at-heart (aka adult) costume

wake of the Deep Water Horizon oil

contest were: 1st place Andrew


Esbaugh (basketball player), 2nd place Mary Rodriguez (witch), and

UTMSI Picnic was Scarily Good

3rd place Christina Bonsell (lobster).

This Halloween, UTMSI friends and

The winners of the piggy perch contest

family celebrated being a part of the

were: 1st place Bepo Uljevic with nine

Institute with a picnic at Robert’s Point

fish, 2nd Parker Tunnell with seven

Park. The event was complete with

fish and 3rd place Ian McClelland with

children and adult costume contests,

six fish in a fish-off! Special thanks

a piggy perch fishing tournament, and

goes to Meredith Evans, Patty Webb,

plenty of food and games. The winners

Jamey Pelfrey, and Olivia Gonzalez for

of the children costume contest were:

organizing and coordinating the event.

most accurate, Hunter Pelfrey (Halo

New Tenured Associate Professors This fall, UTMSI is pleased to announce that Drs. Bryan Black and Zhanfei Liu have been promoted to Associate Professor. Both of these researchers have a tremendous amount of experience and are blazing new trails in their respective fields. Dr. Black recently published two manuscripts in the journal Science, which is one of

Adult costume contest participants. Credit: Patty Webb, UTMSI. 1

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